India Dealbook: Mumbai Angels backs Theranosis; Choksey invests in Anthill; Daiko buys ad firm

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In the latest startup funding news, Mumbai Angels Network on Monday announced that it has invested in Theranosis Life Sciences while Deven Choksey, the MD of KRChoksey Shares & Securities Private Ltd, will invest in Anthill Ventures. In another development, Japan’s Daiko has acquired a majority stake in New Delhi-based creative advertising agency…. Read more »

Temasek-backed Pavilion Capital backs funding in AI biopharma firm Insilico

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Insilico specializes in the application of deep learning for target identification, drug discovery and aging research.


Pivotal China leads $16.5m seed round in biopharma firm Oncologie

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Pivotal China’s investment in Oncologie comes two weeks after it raised $150 million for its Pivotal bioVenture Partners China USD Fund I.


Sequoia Capital China said to lead $400m pre-IPO round in bitcoin miner Bitmain

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One of Bitmain’s competitors Canaan Inc has already filed for a $1-billion Hong Kong IPO.


Hony Capital-backed Beyond Ventures joins $10m round of HK’s ePropulsion

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HK-based ePropulsion is a provider of sustainable marine products such as electric outboard motors and underwater drones


Singapore’s Startup-O leads $1m seed round in fintech startup Liquidity Marketplace

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LMX operates a peer-to-peer marketplace for clients looking to source and deploy short-term liquidity.


Aye Finance bags $21.5m funding from CapitalG, SAIF Partners, LGT

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Till date, the Gurugram-based firm has raised more than ₹200 crore ($29.6 million) from venture capital firms, and an additional ₹500 crore ($74 million) from debt and equity funds.


Ant Financial mops up a staggering $14b in latest funding round

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Backers include GIC, Warburg Pincus, Khazanah, CPPIB, Silver Lake and Temasek Holdings.


Singapore: Blockchain games startup EON Foundation raises $5m in seed round

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EON Foundation has a team of advisors from Zynga, Facebook, and USC GamePipe Lab.


Apis Partners injects $21.2m in Malaysia-listed GHL Systems

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The funds will be used to drive GHL’s growth across the ASEAN region and will be made by way of 65 million newly issued shares subscription at the price of RM1.30 per share.